DEVINCI – A shop favorite, Devinci Cycles is a North American bike company out of Quebec, Canada. Dave Weagle’s split-pivot suspension, matched with spot-on geometry, make these some of the most fun bikes to ride. Ever.
PIVOT – A local fave, Tempe, AZ’s own, Pivot Cycles, puts design and aesthetic to the max. From XC to World Cup DH, Pivot utilizes another one of Dave Weagle’s creations; the DW Link is renowned for its efficient pedaling and gobs of traction.
MARIN – The O.G. of the mountain bike world, Marin was formed in 1986 in Marin County, CA. They fell out for a minute, but are back on the MTB scene and better than ever. Progressive build kits and efficient suspension, these guys are making waves.
TRANSITION – Progression. Progression. Progression. The folks at Transition, out of Bellingham, WA, have been at the forefront of the “low and long” movement since its inception. This translates into some of the most capable bikes in the industry. Oh, and fast.
YETI – What is heralded at Yeti above everything else is the ride. It’s really the only thing that matters. Their ride-focused mentality allows them to look at a broader range of technologies when creating bikes. They use the technology that is best for the application and, in doing so, can create bikes that ride differently. Word.